You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me (album)

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You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
Studio album by Dean Martin
Released December 14, 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Traditional pop music, Country pop
Length 28:30
Label Reprise - R/RS 6428
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Dean Martin chronology
Sittin' on Top of the World
(1972)Sittin' on Top of the World1972
You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
Once in a While
(1978)Once in a While1978

You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me is a 1973 studio album by Dean Martin, arranged by Ernie Freeman and Larry Muhoberac, and produced by Jimmy Bowen.[1]

Bowen returned to the country pop format that he had abandoned for Martin's previous album, and included Traditional pop standards, R&B songs, and an Italian song.[1] Four of the songs, "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," "I Don't Know Why," and "Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?", had previously appeared on his 1964 album Dream with Dean.[1]

It was reissued on CD by Hip-O Records in 2009.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

William Ruhlmann on gave the album two and a half stars out of five. Ruhlmann said that "The idea, it seemed, was to try a little everything, and Martin, as usual, was game. But he really needed to have displayed such versatility earlier".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Free to Carry On" (Burton Dale Bobbitt, Jim Brady) - 2:42
  2. "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" (Jim Weatherly) - 4:00
  3. "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" (Doc Daugherty, Al J. Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds) - 3:08
  4. "Amor Mio" (Sammy Cahn) - 2:43
  5. "You Better Move On" (Arthur Alexander) - 2:23
  6. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" (L. Russell Brown, Irwin Levine) - 2:47
  7. "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" (Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams) - 2:28
  8. "I Don't Know Why" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) - 2:53
  9. "Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?" (Maceo Pinkard, Jack Smith, Roy Turk) - 2:38
  10. "Get On with Your Livin'" - 2:48